Organic Agriculture News

  • Phil Palmer Joins Purolite Production Team as Warehouse and Materials Manager

    January 7, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA - Purolite is proud to announce that Phil Palmer has joined the G-street production plant team as Warehouse and Materials Manager. Phil comes to Purolite with 20 years of Warehouse management experience, having worked in both operations management and chemical manufacturing. Phil will report to Warner Jarnagin, Plant Director. “I saw an ...


    By Purolite Corporation

  • Go ahead for Skye organic farms

    HIGHLAND Council has given the go ahead to two organic salmon farms off Skye, the head of the planning department told MSPs this morning. Mark Harvey, giving evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity committee, said the farms were approved because of the social and economic benefits they will bring to the area. ‘It is not so much the number of jobs, but the fact that they are ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Kulmalan Puutarha

    Kulmalan puutarha invested in Netled´s hybrid lighting solution at the end of the year 2016 for organic basil production.   Finnish professional greenhouse Kulmalan puutarha has long experience in producing organic sallads, herbs, tomato and cucumber. ...


    By Netled Oy

  • BioNovelus Reveals New Green Solution For Food Security at International Agricultural Fair

    With ever increasing interest internationally in organic agriculture, BioNovelus’ (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) booth at Agritrade Expo and Conference which took place March 23 and 24 in Guatemala commanded a lot of attention during the two-day fair. BioNovelus CEO and President, Jean Ekobo, who led the company’s Central American delegation, was not surprised that interest in the company’s ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • US Environmentalist And Organic Crop Farm Groups Want Overhaul Of Federal Biotechnology Strategy

    On August 3, 2016, 24 farmer and public interest organizations wrote to the Obama Administration expressing their disappointment with the direction that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has taken with the proposed modernization of the Coordinated Framework for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Whitmuir Community Farm choose Big Hanna

    Whitmuir is a working organic farm located in West Linton just south of Edinburgh in Scotland. It is owned and run by Pete Ritchie and Heather Andersson with the ambition to create an organic community farm in cooperation with other community growers and farmers.  The 130 ...


    By Susteco AB

  • How farmers don’t have to give up on pesticides – greener farming through conservation-grade land

    A number or news items this week relate to organic farming. The first from the Eastern Daily Press examines the red tape surrounding green farming and how bureaucracy can be perceived as hindering and restricting the number of farmers entering this area of agriculture. The second item, featured in The Guardian, highlights how non-organic farmers can do a lot to foster plants, butterflies and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Hudson Valley organic farm produces seeds largely by hand

    Drying corn stalks wilt in late summer sun as Ken Greene tours his crops. Calendula flowers are past bloom and brown. Melon leaves lay crinkled by the dirt. Plants have, literally, gone to seed. A perfect picture for an organic seed harvest. "It looks like hell now, but it's actually good for the seeds," said Greene, co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library. The small business 70 miles ...


    By Associated Press

  • Organic Farming not Necessarily Best for Environment

    Speaking to The Guardian this week, Lord Krebs, an advisor to ministers on how to adapt to climate change, described how organic farming could actually be worse for the climate than conventional farming methods, due to the greater land use required and the methods implemented. Speaking to the Oxford Farming Conference he suggested that agricultural methods known as ‘no till’, which ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • USDA Awards Over $52 million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and local farmers at the Virginia State Fair. ...

  • European Farms Growing Slowly but Surely

    There are around 14 million farmers in the European Union, and the average size of farms is just 14 hectares. By comparison, the USA has just 2 million farmers, yet the average size of farms is 180 hectares. Just under 50 percent of the EU’s surface area is covered by fields, 30 percent by forests and 20 percent by something other, such as cities. Family farms are traditional in Europe, but ...

  • Organics: Commission proposal for more and better

    The European Commission has published new proposals for a new Regulation on organic production and the labelling of organic products. Consumer and producer concerns are at the heart of this new proposal, which seeks to address shortcomings of the current system. The EU organic market has quadrupled in size over the last 10 years and rules need to be updated and adjusted so that the sector can ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • USDA Grants Support Organic Agriculture Research

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded five grants to support research, education and Extension programs that will improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers. "The organic industry is a rapidly growing segment of American agriculture and it is important we continue to invest in sound science to support ...

  • Switch to organic farming may boost yields and incomes

    Switching to organic and resource-conserving methods of farming can improve smallholder crop yields, food security and income, a review study has found. But a more-extensive evidence base founded on rigorous and consistent ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Achieving a sustainable food system with organic farming

    Despite a slight decline between 2009 and 2010, since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service (www.worldwatch.org). Regions with the largest certified organic agricultural land in 2010 were Oceania, including ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Organic farming profitable long-term

    Organic farming is known to be environmentally sustainable, but can it be economically sustainable, as well? The answer is yes, according to new research in the Sept.-Oct. issue of the Agronomy Journal. In an analysis of 18 years of crop yield and farm management data from a long-term University of Minnesota trial, an organic crop rotation was consistently more profitable and carried less risk of ...

  • Canadian organic sector celebrates trade deal with Europe

    Canada and the European Union have reached an historic agreement to recognize each other's organic standards and laws, after nearly four years of formal negotiation. This is the world's second such agreement. In June 2009, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture signed the very first "organic equivalency arrangement," which opened the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Organic agriculture`s resilience shows untapped potential

    Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period but also showed signs of growth. "In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 37.2 million hectares worldwide, a 5.7 percent increase from 2008 and 150 percent increase since 2000," writes policy analyst E.L. Beck, in the latest Vital Signs ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Organic agriculture`s resilience shows untapped potential

    Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period but also showed signs of growth. "In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 37.2 million hectares worldwide, a 5.7 percent increase from 2008 and 150 percent increase since 2000," writes policy analyst E.L. Beck, in the latest Vital Signs ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Young innovators seek solutions to close the `knowledge gap`

    Reducing the scientific knowledge gap between industrialized countries and the developing world is one of the eight UN Millennium Development Goals which nations seek to attain by 2015. Research4Life, a public-private partnership between UN entities, publishers and research institutes, helps the poorest countries bridge the knowledge gap by providing online access to valuable scientific journals ...

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